45 Projects
751,798 Rights-Holders

Your Impact in 2023

3.4 m
People received assistance in 2023
Projects Supported Globally

Because of you, we are reaching 3.4 million people in 2023 to help bring relief and break the cycle of poverty! 

From Bangladesh to Ethiopia to Palestine to Syria and at home right here in Canada, you helped us deliver urgent help to families affected by conflict and disasters.

Your Sadaqa, Zakat and donations helped fund over 176 projects this year to,

  • Sponsor 24,000 orphans
  • Bring emergency humanitarian aid to 750,000 people
  • Transform the lives of 1.9 million people through sustainable food, clean water and livelihoods

Every donation you made this year helped fill someone’s heart with happiness. Thank you for your continued generosity and care!

Follow your donation by reading our newly published 2023 Impact Report:

Last Chance to Give

All around the world, there are orphans, women and elderly who continue to be devastated by the impacts of injustice, poverty, and conflict. Before the year ends, your donation today can bring ease to someone in dire need. 

Your Saqadah has the power to change lives, bring relief to entire communities and be a source of hope for all! When you give your Sadaqah, you give the gift of life to those in most need.

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given where most needed

Your Zakat funds some of our most crucial work, empowering families through food and nutrition supplies, shelter, education materials, agriculture supplies, and so much more. This is your last chance to fulfill your Zakat before the year ends. 

At Islamic Relief Canada, we follow a scholar-verified Zakat Policy to ensure your Zakat reaches as many poor and needy people as possible to transform their lives. Your donation is not just a simple transaction but a means to uplift and transform! 

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can feed a family for a month

Before the year ends, consider sponsoring an orphan and filling the gap in their lives. Our Orphan Sponsorship Program supported over 24,000 orphans this year alone, protecting their well-being, safety, health, education, and social environments!

End your year on the best note, and commit to supporting the most vulnerable members of our global community. You can show them that they are not alone.

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Project Highlights

Impact of Emergency Responses

Our emergency responses assess the urgent needs of the community and implement tailored life-saving humanitarian aid. We work efficiently to ensure the most vulnerable have access to food, clean water, shelter, and basic services such as education, sanitation, and healthcare. 

Our Top Emergency Responses in 2023:

  • Syria-Turkiye Earthquakes 
  • Sudan Crisis
  • Morocco Earthquake
  • Gaza Crisis

45 Projects

751,798 Rights-Holders

Development Projects

Our development projects address a number of cross-cutting issues at the same time, providing long-term sustainable and community oriented solutions. This ensures both an amplified impact and sustainable change.

We design our projects to combine multiple sectors:  

94 Development Projects

1,903,313 Rights-Holders

Ramadan, Qurbani & Eid

Across 22 countries, we reached 712,859 individuals in 2023 with Ramadan food packs, Qurbani meat, and Eid gifts for children. 

With your support, we distributed food packs in impoverished communities to provide relief during the blessed month of Ramadan. Food packs contained 23 kg more of food this year, helping families enjoy warm meals for the entire month. 

People Were Sustained This Ramadan Because of You, across 14 Countries

Over 35 years, we have developed an efficient and reliable Qurbani process. This includes buying high-quality animals from local farms and on Eid, ensuring your sacrifice is done humanely, hygienically, and without waste. 

549,547 People
Received Qurbani Meat on Eid, across 21 Countries

Your kindness gifted smiles to orphans and vulnerable children on Eid day through new clothes, shoes, school bags and educational material, toys, and sweets. 

7,901 Children
Received Your Eid al-Fitr & Eid al-Adha Gifts! 

A Story of Hope: Fadi’s Father in Syria

“The shift from our old tattered tent to a house with a stable roof over our heads has brought so much comfort, security, and joy to us! 

This is not just a simple house but rather a place that carries within its walls our beautiful memories and our aspirations for a better future.”  

At 52 years old, Fadi’s father has experienced unimaginable loss and pain. The Syrian civil war displaced his family from their home in northern Hama and resulted in the loss of 2 sons. After a years-long journey of displacement, his family finally settled in Salqin, a town in northern Syria near the Turkish border, to call their new home. 

In February, the earthquakes that struck Turkiye and northern Syria destroyed this new home. 

Through Islamic Relief’s shelter project in response to the earthquake, Fadi’s family were provided with a housing unit to entirely call their own! With complete ownership over their new home, his family has full access to three rooms, a kitchen, and bathroom. 

For families in search of safety and shelter like Fadi’s, your support acts like the comfort and warm embrace of home. 

Follow Your $1 Donation


For every 1 cent that we spend on fundraising, we raise an additional 7 cents, that’s an extra 70 cents on top of your $1.

Your donation is almost doubled!

For every $1 we spend:

$0.86 goes directly into helping people in need
$0.11 to raise more funds
$0.03 towards administrative costs

Yes, our admin is just 3 cents!

Our Commitment to Transparency

It costs money to deliver aid and to do it well, ensuring the people who need it most receive the best possible support and ensuring that money goes to where it is needed.

Islamic Relief ensures that it gets the best value for money to help deliver aid on the ground as well as raise more funds for the people who need it the most.

Islamic Relief believes in transparency and accountability. Information on admin costs and annual financial statements are readily available here. Our financial statements are independently verified and audited. 2023 audited financial statements are scheduled to be completed in June 2024. 

Our 2023 Impact Report has been published here, and includes more information on our charitable expenditure and governance structures. 

Follow Your Donation 

Did you know you can follow where your donations go? 

Click to watch our video series, Follow Your Donation, and read through our reports to see the impact of your donations, the people you’ve helped, and all the incredible stories that happen along the way.